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Hi All. Pre- lockdown I blundered across a wrecked Valentine on open access moorland in Teesdale west of Barnard Castle. As well as being famous for it’s eyesight curing qualities, the town was host to 3 training regiments of RAC during the war and this area was widely used. The army camps are long gone with only a small MOD rifle range left nearby run by Catterick but rarely used. Does anyone know anything about this tank? Its existence is barely known even locally due to its isolated and almost hidden location. More photos in Gallery. Cheers Dave
Hi, does someone know the primary forum(s) in the UK where tank lovers do attend. I'm looking to establish new connections, however, it seems that I'm still lacking proper virtual places on the web where such people are meeting up.. If someone could share any thoughts - would be very helpful.
Hello there! My name is Stuart, and if you haven't guessed from my handle, I'm kind of into the Duplex Drive of DD tanks. For 8 years I managed Fritton Lake, in Norfolk, where the DD crews underwent their elementary / fresh water training. I since have spent a further 3 years researching much of the back story connected with these tanks, and produced a small website : www.duplexdrivetanks.co.uk. I've put on this site a number of pages covering the 3 training wings at Fritton (freshwater), Stokes Bay (saltwater) and Burton upon Stather (River crossing). Pehaps some of the information is familiar to many of you, however I have added a number of images - particularly some of the training sites - that you may be less familiar with. I am still avidly processing this information, and currently investigating the early trials of the Tetrarch in 1941. I presently work for Norfolk Museums Service, and also in a local school. However I am hopeful get to some major UK events later this year, or perhaps next year. I am in the middle of a project constructing a small timber sherman complete with pneumatic operated screen, howeve for now, I have added my lego mock up, convrted from a couple of challenger sets (hence why the turret gun is more like a firefly than a M4A4!!